not to worry my friend you are in good company. Chemo is doable you just have to stay strong. Each person who goes through chemo has different reactions to the drugs. It just depends on you I suppose. First and foremost what ever meds they give you to combat the side effects take them whether you need them or not. You will thank me later for this. Also have you decided on IV or a port? I opted for a port because I did not want to get suck every few days. Instead the port is a small pinch in the chest and they can take blood from the port and give you your chemo through the port.
the first week of BEPx3 is chemo everyday for 5 days then week 2 is just one day and week 3 is just one day. Then you will have a 7 day rest cycle and start the 2nd cycle, until you complete 3 cycles.
I try and stay active while I am doing chemo, I finish my second cycle on Monday. I try and get out in the sun for at least 15 to 20 mins a day in order to get vitamins from the sun. Drink Lots and lots of water and sweat that way you get the chemo and the cancer out of you body as fast as you can. Try and eat 5 or 6 small meals through out the day. have no stress while you are going through chemo and enjoy the down time as a way of reflecting on your life.
I might also suggest that you start a blog or something in order to help with the highs and lows of the emotional roller coaster when it comes to dealing with TC. Ask lots of questions both on here and to your medical staff taking care of you. If you dont like the speed of things by all means speak up, it is your life and you must take charge of your care.
It will be a rough road to go down at times but you can and will make it to the other end and life will return to normal. I might also recommend along with the meals look into what you eat jsut as much as how much you eat. Knock on wood I have not gotten sick once through chemo, I would say my diet and the meds have had a lot to do with that.
"Keep your head down and your chin up"
others on here will chim in on medical issues, we all have differences with our cancer that make it unqiue. But for the most part the first line of chemo is either carboplatin (chemo lite) or BEPx3 or EPx4 depending on your staging and how well you handle chemo as you go along.